Tips to Stay Safe During a Storm in Moorhead
Floods in Moorhead:
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Flooding can happen near major bodies of water, but also inland.
Floods can develop slowly or quickly. Floods that come with no warning are known as flash floods.
- Come from rain, snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, and storm surges
- Overflows of dams or other water systems
- Can cause power or water outages
- Damage buildings
- Create landslides
- Make roads impassable
- Sweep away people, animals, or cars
If you are in a flood in Moorhead:
- If you have a warning, get to a safe place
- Don’t drive around barricades
- Don’t walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. SERVPRO of Moorhead likes the warning, “Turn around! Don’t Drown!”
- 6 inches of moving water can knock a person down. 12 inches of moving water can sweep a car away
- Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. The water can wash bridges away
- If your car is trapped in quickly-moving water, stay inside. If the water rises inside the vehicle, climb onto the roof
- If you are trapped in a building, go to the highest level. Do NOT climb into a closed attic. Floodwater can trap you. Go to the roof only if there is no other escape
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